LakePoint, Ga. - Coming off one of the most impressive seasons in program history, Stetson's two-way star Brooks Wilson garnered ASUN Conference Baseball Player of the Year honor. His teammate, star pitcher Logan Gilbert made history, becoming the first player to repeat as ASUN Pitcher of the Year. FGCU's Gage Morey earned Defensive Player of the Year accolades, while freshman Christian Proffitt became FGCU's second-consecutive Freshman of the Year, the league announced at its annual awards banquet on Tuesday night.
Wilson, a senior captain for the Hatters in 2018, has been an extraordinary two-way star for Stetson this season, helping the Hatters win the regular season title and earn the No. 1 seed in the ASUN Championship. The designated hitter and closer for Stetson was excellent at the plate hitting .285 on the year with three homers and 24 runs batted in. Nineteen of those RBI came in conference play, while he finished the season with a .444 slugging percentage. On the mound, Wilson showed his dominance from the very beginning of the year, racking up a career-high and ASUN single-season record 19 saves this season. That mark leads the nation heading into the postseason. He has pitched 51.0 innings and struck out 64 batters while holding a 1.79 ERA for the Hatters. He is nominated for both the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year and the NCBWA Stopper of the Year award, in addition to being a finalist in the Senior CLASS Award running.
Stetson's Gilbert turned in one of the most dominant seasons a starting pitcher has ever had at Stetson. The junior righty earned several preseason All-American honors and backed it up during the 2018 regular season. He struck out a new program single-season record 134 batters, while only allowing 20 walks. He posted a 12.97 K/9 ratio and finished with a 2.76 ERA. Gilbert registered double-digit strikeouts in nine of 13 starts this season. He posted a 9-1 record on the year and gave up just 30 runs in 93.0 innings pitched during the regular season. He is only 16 strikeouts away from reaching 300 for his career, and he becomes the first ASUN pitcher in history to win back-to-back ASUN Pitcher of the Year honors. Gilbert is a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes award and is expected to be a high first-round draft pick in the upcoming MLB Draft.
FGCU's Gage Morey becomes the program's first-ever ASUN Defensive Player of the Year as the senior outfielder had a brilliant season in the field. Morey played in 49 games for the Eagles and recorded a .991 fielding percentage while patrolling the outfield. He only committed one error in 116 total chances this season. Morey had five outfield assists on the season and picked up 110 putouts for FGCU. At the plate, Morey hit .296 with 11 of his 54 hits being doubles. Morey ranked ninth in the ASUN in total runs with 37 this season.
The Eagles collected another superlative honor as Christian Proffitt earned ASUN Freshman of the Year accolades. It marks the second-consecutive season the award has gone to FGCU after Richie Garcia took home the honor last season. Proffit played in 50 games during his freshman campaign in Fort Myers and hit .284 overall for FGCU. In conference play, that average rose to .290 and his OBP climbed to .405 against league opposition. Proffitt finished the season with 25 RBI and 20 runs scored. He also played excellent defense at shortstop for FGCU where he posted a .961 fielding percentage in ASUN play.
Stetson Head Coach Steve Trimper picks up his first ASUN Coach of the Year award after guiding the Hatters to the regular season title and a national ranking. Stetson enters the postseason with a 41-11 mark, 15-3 in ASUN play. The Hatters own a top-10 RPI ranking and have been nationally ranked in several polls. This week, Stetson checks at No. 13 in the D1Baseball.com poll, while sitting at No. 17 in the NCBWA national poll. Trimper, who is in his second season as head coach in DeLand, Fla. has put together one of the top pitching staffs in the country, led by the ASUN Pitcher of the Year in Logan Gilbert. Stetson featured signature wins this season against No. 14 Florida State and No. 24 UCF.
All-Conference First Team:
SP *Logan Gilbert, Stetson - Struck out 134 batters this season, a new Stetson single-season record and ninth-most in ASUN single season history.
SP #Frank German, North Florida - Second consecutive First Team All-Conference selection; holds an ASUN-best 1.64 ERA with 98 K's in 82.1 innings pitched.
SP Jack Perkins, Stetson - Posted a 10-2 record, one of only two ASUN pitchers with 10 wins; Dominant in ASUN play with 7-0 record and 2.22 ERA.
RP *Brooks Wilson, Stetson - ASUN and Stetson single-season record 19 saves this year; finished season with 1.76 ERA and 11.29 K/9 ratio.
C Alex Brait, FGCU - Hit .365 in ASUN play, which ranked second in the league; finished season with five homers and 27 RBI for FGCU.
1B *Angel Camacho, Jacksonville - Collected an ASUN-best 51 RBI this season while hitting .323 for the Dolphins; posted a .987 fielding percentage in ASUN play.
2B Chris Lehane, Jacksonville -Batted .405 in conference play after moving to second midway through season; posted 35 RBI and added 11 stolen bases.
3B Richie Garcia, FGCU - One of only two players with 50 RBI in ASUN; Led the league in doubles with 17 and slugged .533 for the season.
SS Scott Dubrule, Jacksonville - Ranked fifth in the ASUN in batting average (.350) and third in RBI with 49; finished regular season with ASUN-best 76 hits.
OF *Tanner Murphy, North Florida - Ranked second in the ASUN with 10 homers on the season; Played all 51 games and hit .337 with a .564 slugging percentage.
OF Terence Norman, Kennesaw State - Ranked fourth in the ASUN with a team-best .337 batting average; finished with 31 RBI and 27 runs scored.
OF Jesse Uttendorfer, NJIT - Started every game and batted .320 for NJIT this season; became NJIT's all-time leader in career hits, while leading team with 27 RBI.
DH Blake Voyles, North Florida - Drove in 31 runs for the Ospreys while batting .323 on the season; posted a .474 slugging percentage and 15 extra-base hits.
* - Denotes a unanimous selection
# - Denotes a second career selection to ASUN First Team